Category: Activision

Activision Blizzard reportedly sent out anti-union message ahead of voting deadline

Activision Blizzard reportedly sent out anti-union message ahead of voting deadline

The management at Raven Software, the Activision Blizzard subsidiary that develops Call of Duty games, has reportedly been trying to…

CWA accuses Activision of threatening employees for discussing work conditions

CWA accuses Activision of threatening employees for discussing work conditions

The union working to organize Activision Blizzard workers — the Communications Workers of America — filed a complaint today with…

Activision agrees to cooperate with insider trading investigation

Activision agrees to cooperate with insider trading investigation

A hot potato: Since last summer, Activision Blizzard has been embroiled in constant controversy over labor and workplace harassment issues….

Activision Blizzard converts 1,100 QA positions to full-time, raises pay to $20 per hour

Activision Blizzard converts 1,100 QA positions to full-time, raises pay to $20 per hour

In context: Activision Blizzard has been embroiled in controversy for the better part of a year after being hit with…

Activision Blizzard’s new full-time jobs come with a bit of union busting

Activision Blizzard’s new full-time jobs come with a bit of union busting

Hours after announcing it would convert over 1,000 temporary and contract QA employees to full time and provide a minimum…

Activision Blizzard will let studios decide their own COVID vaccine policy

Activision Blizzard will let studios decide their own COVID vaccine policy

Activision Blizzard’s studios will have the power to determine their own return-to-office policies despite the company leaders’ decision to drop…

Activision Blizzard confirms vaccine mandate is over, employees will walk out April 4th

Activision Blizzard confirms vaccine mandate is over, employees will walk out April 4th

Activision Blizzard is officially lifting its vaccine mandate for US corporate employees, and workers have announced they plan to walk…

Activision Blizzard Just Settled Its Federal Harassment Lawsuit

Activision Blizzard Just Settled Its Federal Harassment Lawsuit

FellowNeko/Shutterstock Activision Blizzard’s $18 million settlement of the federal sexual harassment lawsuit with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)…

Activision Blizzard’s $18 million settlement in EEOC sexual harassment case becomes official

Activision Blizzard’s $18 million settlement in EEOC sexual harassment case becomes official

In context: This week, a judge approved an $18 million settlement Activision Blizzard reached with the US Equal Employment Opportunity…

Activision Blizzard slapped with another sexual harassment lawsuit

Activision Blizzard slapped with another sexual harassment lawsuit

When it rains, it pours: Activision Blizzard just can’t seem to shake the scandals. Still reeling from a bevy of…

Activision Blizzard hit with another sexual harassment lawsuit

Activision Blizzard hit with another sexual harassment lawsuit

Another sexual harassment lawsuit has been filed against Activision Blizzard. The law firm of entertainment lawyer Lisa Bloom filed the…

Activision Blizzard Slapped With Another Harassment Lawsuit

Activision Blizzard Slapped With Another Harassment Lawsuit

Sergei Elagin/Shutterstock Activision Blizzard has been hit with yet another sexual harassment lawsuit. According to a report from Bloomberg, the…

Activision Blizzard faces another lawsuit over sexual harassment

Activision Blizzard faces another lawsuit over sexual harassment

Activision has been served another lawsuit over harassment at the company. As Bloomberg Law and Game Developer report, an anonymous…

Activision Blizzard’s Candy Crush to exit China

Activision Blizzard’s Candy Crush to exit China

Posted inNews Feed Candy Crush, a popular game worldwide, announces an exit from China. The game will be unavailable in…

Activision is bringing Call of Duty: Warzone to mobile

Activision is bringing Call of Duty: Warzone to mobile

Activision is bringing its hit battle royale shooter Call of Duty: Warzone to mobile phones, the company announced Thursday. “We…

Activision Blizzard and Epic pause game sales in Russia

Activision Blizzard and Epic pause game sales in Russia

Activision Blizzard and Epic Games have joined a growing list of publishers suspending sales of their games in Russia due…

Activision Blizzard sued over claims sexual harassment contributed to employee’s death

Activision Blizzard sued over claims sexual harassment contributed to employee’s death

The parents of an Activision Blizzard employee who died by suicide during a company retreat in 2017 are suing the…

Activision Blizzard and Epic Games halt sales of games in Russia

Activision Blizzard and Epic Games halt sales of games in Russia

Activision Blizzard is suspending new sales “of and in” its games in Russia, the game company’s president Daniel Alegre announced…

Activision employee suicide was spurred by workplace harassment, lawsuit says

Activision employee suicide was spurred by workplace harassment, lawsuit says

add it to the lawsuit pile — Parents of deceased allege “hostile work environment” contributed to her death. Kyle Orland…

Activision Blizzard faces wrongful death lawsuit over employee suicide

Activision Blizzard faces wrongful death lawsuit over employee suicide

Activision Blizzard is dealing with particularly serious fallout from the sexual misconduct allegations surrounding the company. The Washington Post has…

Activision exec tries to dissuade employees from unionizing in a leaked Slack message

Activision exec tries to dissuade employees from unionizing in a leaked Slack message

Since a group of 34 quality assurance testers at Raven Software voted to unionize earlier this month, the studio’s parent…

Activision Blizzard reorganizes Raven tester department that voted for union

Activision Blizzard reorganizes Raven tester department that voted for union

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Microsoft/Activision: titan pays up to seize bigger chunk of metaverse

Microsoft/Activision: titan pays up to seize bigger chunk of metaverse

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Activision Blizzard vows its games won’t disappear from PlayStation

Activision Blizzard vows its games won’t disappear from PlayStation

In the wake of the news that Microsoft has entered an agreement to purchase Activision Blizzard, a lot of us…

What does Xbox’s Activision acquisition mean? | Last of the Nintendogs

What does Xbox’s Activision acquisition mean? | Last of the Nintendogs

January 19, 2022 11: 23 AM Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat &…

Why Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition is such a big deal

Why Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition is such a big deal

It’s been a big Tuesday for the game industry. This morning, Microsoft announced that it has entered a deal to…

Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Deal and the Post-Console World

Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Deal and the Post-Console World

Microsoft’s war chest is a dynamo. With revenues that rival the GDP of a small nation, it’s got enough cash…

Embattled Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick expected to leave after Microsoft acquisition

Embattled Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick expected to leave after Microsoft acquisition

Bobby Kotick, the scandal-ridden CEO of gaming giant Activision Blizzard, may finally step down, reports The Wall Street Journal (WSJ)….

Report: Activision Blizzard shed 37 employees during misconduct scandal

Report: Activision Blizzard shed 37 employees during misconduct scandal

January 17, 2022 1: 55 PM Activision Blizzard’s old headquarters. Image Credit: Activision Blizzard Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and…

Activision Blizzard continues to remove employees amid misconduct allegations

Activision Blizzard continues to remove employees amid misconduct allegations

Since July, 37 Activision Blizzard employees have been fired or forced out and another 44 have been disciplined as the…

Over 30 Activision Blizzard employees have ‘exited’ since July, WSJ reports

Over 30 Activision Blizzard employees have ‘exited’ since July, WSJ reports

37 Activision Blizzard workers have actually apparently “left” the business given that July of in 2015 as part of the…

Activision asks court for real identities of Call of Duty cheats sellers

Activision asks court for real identities of Call of Duty cheats sellers

Cheats are sold for multiple Call of Duty games. Activision Activision is seeking the real names and identities of the…

Activision sues Call of Duty cheat maker as Warzone QA team strikes for third week

Activision sues Call of Duty cheat maker as Warzone QA team strikes for third week

Raven Software application is opposing the stunning termination of 12 QA employees amidst Activision Blizzard’s more comprehensive misbehavior scandals Activision…

Activision Blizzard workers announce open-ended strike and union drive

Activision Blizzard workers announce open-ended strike and union drive

doing something about it–. Strike Fund to support work interruption raises over $100,00 0 in 12 hours. Kyle Orland –…

Activision Blizzard won’t have a role at the 2021 Game Awards outside of its nominations

Activision Blizzard won’t have a role at the 2021 Game Awards outside of its nominations

In a nutshell: The 2021 Video game Awards occur on Thursday, December 9, and will be hosted by Keighley from…

Activision and Raven Software lay off Call of Duty QA testers

Activision and Raven Software lay off Call of Duty QA testers

Cutting corners: Raven Software application’s quality control testers are being called into conferences to inform them of pending layoffs. The…

Activision Blizzard won’t play a part at The Game Awards this year

Activision Blizzard won’t play a part at The Game Awards this year

Geoff Keighley, the executive manufacturer and host of The Video game Awards, sent a tweet to validate that beyond its…

Activision Blizzard “will not be a part” of this year’s Game Awards show

Activision Blizzard “will not be a part” of this year’s Game Awards show

too hot to deal with–. Publisher’s elections will stand as Keighley strolls back noncommittal position. Kyle Orland – Dec 4,…

Activision drops new details on Warzone Pacific map Caldera debuting December 8

Activision drops new details on Warzone Pacific map Caldera debuting December 8

November 30, 2021 11: 10 AM Warzone’s Caldera map is beginning December 8. Image Credit: Activision Join video gaming leaders,…

Activision Blizzard forms committee to address ongoing issues

Activision Blizzard forms committee to address ongoing issues

November 24, 2021 7: 11 AM Activision Blizzard is among the world’s greatest video game publishers. Image Credit: Activision Blizzard…

Activision Blizzard creates ‘Workplace Responsibility Committee’ in response to harassment claims

Activision Blizzard creates ‘Workplace Responsibility Committee’ in response to harassment claims

What simply taken place? Activision Blizzard revealed today that it’s establishing a “Workplace Responsibility Committee” to attempt to repair the…

Activision Blizzard CEO will consider leaving if problems aren’t solved quickly

Activision Blizzard CEO will consider leaving if problems aren’t solved quickly

Bobby Kotick has supposedly stated he might think about resigning as CEO of Activision Blizzard if he can’t repair the…

More than 800 Activision Blizzard employees call for CEO Bobby Kotick to resign

More than 800 Activision Blizzard employees call for CEO Bobby Kotick to resign

More than 800 Activision Blizzard staff members and specialists have actually signed a petition requiring CEO Bobby Kotick to be…

Activision shareholders demand Kotick’s head after CEO ‘failed’ to take claims of staff sex assault seriously

Activision shareholders demand Kotick’s head after CEO ‘failed’ to take claims of staff sex assault seriously

A group of Activision Blizzard financiers required CEO Bobby Kotick to resign on Wednesday, declaring he understood about unwanted sexual…

Activision Blizzard workers walk out and demand CEO Bobby Kotick’s resignation

Activision Blizzard workers walk out and demand CEO Bobby Kotick’s resignation

Employees at Activision Blizzard are requiring the resignation of CEO Bobby Kotick following brand-new discoveries into the function he might…

Activision Blizzard board rallies around embattled CEO hours after damning report

Activision Blizzard board rallies around embattled CEO hours after damning report

Hours after The Wall Street Journal published a shocking report alleging Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick was aware of sexual…

Activision CEO cuts own pay to $62,500 amid company’s sexual harassment lawsuit

Activision CEO cuts own pay to $62,500 amid company’s sexual harassment lawsuit

What simply occurred? This week, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick revealed to financiers that he has actually requested for his wage…

Activision acquires Digital Legends for its future Call of Duty mobile games

Activision acquires Digital Legends for its future Call of Duty mobile games

October 28, 2021 4: 58 PM Activision reveals Call of Duty Mobile. Image Credit: Dean Takahashi Join video gaming leaders…

Activision Blizzard Will Create $18 Million Fund to Pay Claims of Harassment, Hostile Workplace

Activision Blizzard Will Create $18 Million Fund to Pay Claims of Harassment, Hostile Workplace

Activision Blizzard has actually settled with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in an offer that will produce an $18…